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Geeking

Member Since 21 Nov 2009
Offline Last Active Dec 14 2014 10:48 PM

#3463943 Will Doxycycline Get Rid Of My Severe Acne?

Posted by Geeking on 14 December 2014 - 10:39 PM

I was on an antibiotic before, I think doxy and broke out really bad straight away - probably varies for people. Give any treatment 3-4 months to see final results :)
Your breakouts will likely subside unless you've unknowingly introduced something to exacerbate your acne.




#3462046 Anxiety And Stress Making My Skin Worse...

Posted by Geeking on 01 December 2014 - 01:21 AM

Stress is really difficult to manage. I have anxiety and that doesn't help me out, so I haven't found a fool proof way to destress.
Though I do like to listen to meditations, or audios that say y'know 'breath in.. think about ___ .. you're floating on a river..' that kind of hokey stuff, actually does calm me down.

Stay hydrated, esp since you work out - working out they say helps people decompress. Focus on your upcoming time off!




#3458974 Becoming More Confident And Self-Loving?

Posted by Geeking on 06 November 2014 - 10:34 PM

Whatever you're feeling is real and true to you. Acne is the worst and really makes you only see the bad things in life. The important thing is to keep going, maybe make adjustments to your routine to try and help with your dryness, be hopeful - and like the above poster, focus on things you enjoy, that makes you happy or at least take your mind off your skin. You can feel bad/sad/angry about your skin, just try to not let those emotions completely take over.




#3458973 Aha, Glycolic, & Jojoba Oil

Posted by Geeking on 06 November 2014 - 10:26 PM

Jojoba is for dryness, redness, and smoothing, AHA/GA is for helping with complexion/smoothing. [Linked to acne.org product description.]

For under eye dryness, it would help me when I first started BP to put some moisturizer under my eye area so I wouldn't apply bp too closely. Also stay hydrated! That keeps your skin from getting dry as well.




#3455565 Can I Scratch My Face And Use Water To Pet My Face T_T

Posted by Geeking on 11 October 2014 - 10:55 PM

I would apply another round of moisturizer of your choice if you're that itchy, and alternate bp if you're finding it too harsh at the start - using a small amount once a day for about a week and then going from there.




#3452662 The Regimen

Posted by Geeking on 18 September 2014 - 10:46 PM

That photo is quite blurry and far away to make any real comments, but have you slowly incorporated more product into the regimen? Like, you didn't just start with one/two pumps straight away? - Major redness/irritation is caused by too much too quickly. Have you tried adding jojoba oil to help with irritation? It's standard to give a new routine at least 3 months to figure out if it's for you.




#3451359 People Point Out My Makeup

Posted by Geeking on 10 September 2014 - 12:35 AM

What awful people. Try and surround yourself with people outside of class/wherever that won't judge you and say dumb things like that.
As long as you're more comfortable/confident in your makeup routine, that's what matters.




#3448723 How ya feelin' about your acne today?

Posted by Geeking on 24 August 2014 - 12:47 AM

oh cool the day after that post I have 2 new pimples.

focus on the good things, any good things, even just one thing going on in your life is acne is getting to much of a heavy burden. 




#3448382 Ance

Posted by Geeking on 22 August 2014 - 12:47 AM

Well you've come to the right place.
There are a whole lot of different regimens/routines people have tried and found to help on this forum. Check out the different topics and discussions, it may help to determine what kind of acne you have and go from there. Obviously, there is also the regimen which many people have had success stories with. I hope you find that you are not alone, and a routine that works for you - there may be a lot of trial and error but don't give up!




#3445527 Face Masks?

Posted by Geeking on 05 August 2014 - 01:57 AM

why do you feel the need to use the mask if the regimen is doing well? blackheads/oil? I'm just curious. I also am interested in trying a mask here and there but my skin is so sensitive the chances of breaking out are quite big, even w/natural products.




#3443299 How ya feelin' about your acne today?

Posted by Geeking on 25 July 2014 - 03:15 AM

breaking out a tiny bit, I think because my period next week and have been a bit lazy with the regimen.
I was doing quite well and kind of forgot about breakouts and now it's like 'ohyeah, right'




#3429646 Post Pill Success

Posted by Geeking on 01 May 2014 - 10:38 PM

I feel ya so much. What's your regimen?




#3428804 Post Pill Success

Posted by Geeking on 26 April 2014 - 07:16 PM

I had pretty bad acne prior to the pill, I was on it 4 years and it just helped me not go back to being severe but still had breakouts. I recently came off it, Early February (closing on 3 months) and so far I'm the same as I was when I was on the pill, though I have basically started the regimen as well. I've read it can take 6 months to a year to see your hormones level out. It's really all a gamble unfortunately. I would recommend having a routine going, or start one before coming off it just to try and prevent any bad breakouts.

Luck wished to you!




#3426154 How ya feelin' about your acne today?

Posted by Geeking on 14 April 2014 - 12:23 AM

Accepting it is always good I think, MgX

 

I am feeling better, recovering after a bad breakout last week which was my fault. I'm running out of my topical and don't have a new prescription so I stopped using it all over and only as a spot treatment, well obviously I can't be doing that. As a result I used it twice a day for a few days and my breakout is clearing, I just need to be a bit more sparing. I have a trial size of dan's BP to use after I run out of my prescription at least.




#3417139 How ya feelin' about your acne today?

Posted by Geeking on 27 February 2014 - 06:41 PM

Feeling like my skin is the only good thing I have going for me right now!
I have no major actives, I'm quite happy about that, but other aspects of my life (job, money, anxiety!) not so much.

 

We survived February you guys!!